Salem — Dorthy J. Daffe entered into rest April 5, 2013, at the age of 82. Dotty was a pediatric Registered Nurse in Salem for over 50 years. She touched countless lives by serving children with her care and humor. She was the dear daughter of the late Samuel and Bessie (Portnoy) Helzner and devoted mother of Paul Bloom and his wife, Phyllis, of W. Warwick, R.I., Steven Bloom and his partner, Frank Rosario, of Belgium, Mark Bloom and his wife, Deborah, of Asheville, N.C., and Andrea Bloom and her wife, Sharon Porschatis, of Lakeside, Calif. She was the loving sister of Albert Helzner and his wife, Audrey, of Marblehead and Manuel Helzner and his wife, Roberta, of Gaithersburg, Md. She was the cherished grandmother of Wendy Arroyo and her husband, Jay, of N. Providence, R.I., and Douglas Bloom and his wife, Dana, of Middletown, Ct. She was the beloved great-grandmother of Joshua and Hailey Arroyo.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Service will be held today, Monday, April 8, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St, Salem, MA 01970. Interment will follow at Sons of Jacob Cemetery, Buxton Road, Danvers. Shiva will be held immediately following interment through Thursday, April 11, at her late residence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to NSMC Development, c/o The Heart Center, 81 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.
For information, please contact the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel in Salem at 781-581-2300 or www.stanetsky.com.